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Paul Lechleiter

Chief Creative Officer
FRCH Design Worldwide

Paul is Chief Creative Officer of FRCH Design Worldwide, the international architecture and design firm serving some of the world’s most recognized brands in retail, entertainment, restaurant, corporate office and hospitality markets. In that position, he is the creative leader of the company, providing the overall strategic and creative direction of FRCH as well as advancing the creative culture, talent and processes across the firm. He champions both cross-studio and cross-discipline collaboration programs firm-wide, designed to bring more strategic perspective and creative diversity to clients’ business solutions.

Paul is involved in the day to day creative product at FRCH in a role that’s hands-on, providing creative leadership for a variety of client relationships ranging from specialty retail stores and brand experiences to leisure entertainment, department stores and retail center developments. In his more then 30-year career, Paul has provided innovative creative results and garnered design awards for such global brands as Tiffany & Co., Luxottica Retail, Yum! Brands, McDonalds, Steak n’ Shake, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field and Stream, Gaylord Entertainment’s Opry Originals, Disney, BlackBerry, Harley-Davidson, Hershey’s, Macy’s, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Cordish, Cornerstone Brands, and American Girl.

Prior to joining FRCH in 1996, Paul worked at Fitch, Inc. and Cole Martinez Curtis in Los Angeles. He began his career with May Company in California in 1980, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Design from the University of Cincinnati College of Design Architecture Art and Planning.